I have been struggling recently with the feelings behind my blog. I had experienced this before in 2010 when I deleted my blog suddenly (From Skirts to Skillets) because I felt like it was going in a direction that I didn't want it to. While my heart is in fashion and I love doing outfit photos, I have begun to have mixed feelings behind them.
Many "personal style bloggers" may be able to connect with me when I say that we often come across as "conceited", "arrogant", "self-absorbed", "narcissistic" - I could go on & on. I mean there we are, taking pictures of only ourselves over & over again. I mean I get it. It does seem kind of crazy. Do people really care what one person wears every day? I mean, there must be some people, but that person is just not me - so why am I posting that every day?
Then of course, there is the time factor behind outfit photos. It is incredibly difficult to find the time to constantly document your outfits. Unless of course, you are a full time personal style blogger who documents your daily attire. Folks, my daily attire consists of scrubs and ridiculously Dansko clogs. Any personal stylist would give me a big thumbs down.
I originally started this blog because I missed being able to share my outfit inspiration and love for fashion and this was the best way to do it. However, I find myself forcing outfit photographs because I feel "behind" all the time with my blog calendar. This had me thinking about the reason why I started this blog in the first place.
There are many other things I love to do and enjoy that I don't often share on this blog- exercise, interior design, cooking, wedding planning, photography etc. I don't know when my blog has only focused on daily outfit photographs or shopping collages but I have to say this: I AM OVER IT. There is so much more in this world than materialistic happiness. I do not want this blog to focus on purchasing things to make them happy.
I find it very UNinspiring (is that a word? - oh well it is now) to venture onto a blog that doesn't have a voice. The same daily rundown of their outfits every day. Don't get me wrong.....I do love to see a blog that does outfit photos occasionally- just not every.single.day. I do realize that I am this person.
Some of the blogs that I have truly come to love to read on a daily basis are focused on optimism and the joys of life and are extremely inspirational to me. I would love to be able to inspire others, not only with fashion but with everything that I do. I want be able to create a great readership behind my blog and know that they can connect with me. Some of the bloggers that helped inspire this change include: Amanda, Cecilia, Nicholl, Katie, Sarah, Anna, & Ashley (to name a few!)
With all of this being said, I will be showcasing my thoughts much more often and creating posts that are more "well- rounded". What would you like to see more of on the blog?
Welcome to my lil' space on the web! :) I am so happy you stopped by! I'm Lynzy and I needed a place to dump all of my creative craziness that exists inside my brain on a daily basis. I work full time in medicine and when I am not in scrubs, I utilize my closet as a means of expression depending on my mood. I hope that you all enjoy my ramblings about fashion, fitness, and every day life things. Oh, and we have a little bambino on the way. Come hang with us!